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Black Combe, Cumberland

Historical Description

Black Combe, a mountain in the S of Cumberland, between Duddon Sands and the sea, 6½ miles SSE of Ravenglass. It consists chiefly of clay slate, rises to an altitude of 1919 feet, and commands a panoramic view of Yorkshire, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Wales. "This height a ministering angel might select; For from the summit of black Combe (dread name, Derived from clouds and storms!) the amplest range Of unobstructed prospect may be seen That British ground commands."

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.


Online maps of Black Combe are available from a number of sites: